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Growing up in Brooklyn, I would go to school early to play in the yard. We would learn games like the Farmer in the Dell, Red light-Green Light, Blue Bird, Freeze Tag, Skelzy (or Skully), and Jump rope just to name a few from watching the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. 221 more words

New York City

Parents Divided On Whether School 'Recess Coaches' Benefit Kids

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some New York City schools have hired “recess coaches” to teach kids how to play.

But parents have mixed feelings about the idea, CBS2’s Meg Baker reported. 267 more words

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Do kids nowadays need to be taught how to play?

When I was a child, I learned how to play games from other children.

No adult taught me how to play tag or dodge ball or Quaker meeting [1] or hide and go seek or even baseball.  496 more words

Education

Do Minnesota schools need consultants to figure out recess? Some say 'yes'

There’s been some head-shaking going on lately since the Edina School District got some media attention for hiring a “recess consultant” to try out new recess strategies at two of its elementary schools. 602 more words

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